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News from the Virginia Conference e-Advocate:
- Dec. 13, 2013, e-Advocate
News from the Virginia Conference – Dec. 13, 2013 Bishop's Convocation on Prayer set for March 29The second annual Bishop’s Convocation on Prayer will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March …
News from the United Methodist News Service:
- Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates
Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. Bishops discussed how to facilitate that work.
- Finding new urgency in quest for peace in Korea
Methodist-led gathering of religious leaders in Atlanta sees both optimism and urgency in efforts to end 70-year division on Korean Peninsula.
- Zimbabwe churches launch eco-congregation initiative
Episcopal area joins forces with municipality in a citywide cleanup campaign. One goal is to reduce the spread of contagious diseases such as dysentery, cholera and diarrhea.
- Commentary: Thoughts upon GC2019 via Methodist history
The history of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations offers insights on what the future might hold, writes Elaine A. Robinson.
- 5 reasons millennials like United Methodism
Millennials are seeking intergenerational and welcoming communities of faith, writes Andrew Ponder Williams.